My Alaskan friend Matt Dimmick (the bread man) and his wife Nancy, invited us to come down to his place in Bonita Springs for a reunion. We all were in Alaska together for decades together. He wanted to see Chris play, and we all now big fans, it would be each of our first times seeing him live. I had left the south many years ago, headed to Alaska on a motorcycle. Matt, did it years before from Louisiana. We both did quite well in Alaska. Our finest accomplishments, were meeting our wives, both named Nancy, and they were both best friends. They had been comforting each other through tough times, divorce and death. We each met them both within about a month of each other, in the very same building. And we have all been together every since. I am a huge music fan of all genres. I have followed Mr. Stapleton since his early days with the Steeldrivers. I have turned dozens of my friends onto what is undoubtedly the finest American songwriter and Country/Blues Artist since Hank Williams Sr. himself. Matt loves music too. We exchanged music, playlists and iPods since the early days of that technology. We both recognize Mr. Stapleton as the pinnacle of the country genre. He has made Outlaw Country what it is today in the new century and is, without a doubt, a true legend. He never left the stage that night, probably nearly 3 hours of time, and entertained that entire time, after the opening act and a full set by Sheryl Crow. Chris played his heart out, a 3-4 song set acapella ...through the band break, and on into the Encore, the man gave it his all, and made a life long fan. I can't wait to see him ...and my friend again.